RAPID coronavirus testing is now available to everyone

RAPID coronavirus testing is now available to everyone in Lancashire, as the county heads out of lockdown and looks towards its recovery. Rapid coronavirus testing kits for people with no symptoms are available to everyone in England, with people encouraged to test themselves twice a week.

Alongside the rollout of the vaccine, regular testing is at the heart of plans to reopen society and the economy, helping to suppress and control the spread of any possible variants

The expanded regular testing offer for people without symptoms will be delivered through:

  • a home ordering service
  • workplace testing programmes, on-site or at home
  • community testing, offered by councils
  • collection at a local test site during specific test collection time windows
  • testing on-site at schools and colleges
  • a new ‘Pharmacy Collect’ service

Anyone with symptoms of COVID-19 should continue to book a test online or by calling 119.

More information can be found here: https://www.gov.uk/government/news/twice-weekly-rapid-testing-to-be-available-to-everyone-in-england

Information for all testing options in Lancashire is provided here and will be updated to reflect all of the changes.

Please be aware that you can collect up to 2 packs of 7 tests from a local test site or pharmacy:
● find a pharmacy where you can collect rapid tests (https://maps.test-and-trace.nhs.uk/)

You can get a pack of 7 tests sent to your home. Order rapid lateral flow home test kits on GOV.UK